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Attendant Pulled into Vehicle During Newark Gas Station Attempted Robbery


A violent attempted robbery that happened at a gas station on early Tuesday morning in the city has police searching for a suspect.

According to police reports, authorities are looking for a black or dark colored Audi A8 4.2L that was occupied by a Hispanic male suspect who pulled up to the Sunoco Gas Station located in the 1400 block of McCarter Highway on Tuesday morning at around 4 a.m. an assaulted then attempted to rob the attendant at gunpoint.

The suspect reportedly opened the passenger side window and told attendant to "fill it up" according to the report. When the clerk complied and filled the vehicle's gas tank to about $49, the suspect then asked the attendant "do you have change for $100?".

The suspect reportedly had cash in his hand when the attendant reached to collect the cash, the suspect grabbed the attendant by the arm and pulled him halfway into the car, pressing what appeared to be a gun to the attendant directly against his forehead according the attendant's incident statement.

According to the attendant, the suspect was very aggressive and strong but he was able to snatch away and run inside the building where he alerted a manager to call the police.

The suspect sped away onto McCarter Highway, only getting away with an unpaid tank of gas.

The attendant was not injured during the attempted robbery.